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Cancer spread cut by 75% in tests

Archived, 3 days ago From citifmonline.com 

Accra, GHANA - The deadly spread of cancer around the body has been cut by three-quarters in animal experiments, say scientists.

Tumours can “seed” themselves elsewhere in the body and this process is behind 90% of cancer deaths.

The ...

Cancer Research UK ‘breaks down taboo’ around cancer with live colonoscopy ad

Archived, 3 days ago From marketingweek.com 

London, U K - Cancer Research UK will air a live colonoscopy during an ad break on Channel 4 to bring home the “reality of cancer”.

The 90-second advert, titled ‘Live from the Inside’ and created by Anomaly, will be shown at approximately 3.25pm tod ...

Mencap opens first of over 100 planned charity stores in Bury

Archived, 3 days ago From burytimes.co.uk 

Bolton, U K - Learning disability charity Mencap has opened its first UK store in Bury.

The new branch, located at Unit 2 Victoria Street, was officially opened by managers from the charity and people with learning difficulties.

The B ...

4.7 million children in Northeast Nigeria get measles vaccination Friday

Archived, 5 days ago From allafrica.com 

Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - No fewer than 4.7 million children from Northeast of Nigeria are to be vaccinated against measles from Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

Dr Wondimagegnehu Alemu, Country Representative of WHO, said the UN-backed mas ...

£1 million pledged for plan to create world-leading cancer research team in Aberdeen

Archived, 5 days ago From eveningexpress.co.uk 

Aberdeen, U K - Cancer research in the North-east will be stepped up over the next five years, with plans to invest more than £4 million forming a new world-leading oncology team.

Charity Friends of ANCHOR has already started the ball rolling, pledgin ...

OMRF grant will add two researchers to cancer research programs

Archived, 6 days ago From newsok.com 

Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA - The Hearst Foundations have awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation a $200,000 grant to grow its cancer research programs.

The funds will go to support the recruitment of two new scientists in OMRF's Functional and Chemical Ge ...

Providing medical care to South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State

Archived, 6 days ago From doctorswithoutborders.org 

New York, NEW YORK - In the last three years, the continuous conflict between government and opposition forces in South Sudan’s oil-rich Upper Nile State has forced many families to make a desperate decision: stay and risk being killed, or leave and risk having their pro ...

JDRF encouraged by Medicare decision to take first step toward coverage of continuous glucose monitors for people with type 1 diabetes

Archived, 6 days ago From yahoo.com 

Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA - JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, is pleased to announce that after more than a decade of advocacy efforts, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized continuous glucose monitoring (C ...

Guinea worm defeated in Mali; disease nears global eradication

Archived, 6 days ago From humanosphere.org 

Seattle, WASHINGTON - The end of the Guinea worm disease appears imminent, with just 25 cases reported in 2016 and the number of affected countries dropping from four to three, according to the Carter Center. Mali reported no cases last year, leaving Chad, Ethiopia and So ...

Aid groups help Zimbabwe fight typhoid outbreak

Archived, 6 days ago From voanews.com 

Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - International aid groups have begun helping Zimbabwe fight an outbreak of typhoid. Some stakeholders say President Robert Mugabe’s government has not been taking the outbreak seriously.

Officials say the waterborne disease, which has s ...

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Climate change is causing Antarctic snows to shrink

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Vast icy rock peaks tower above Argentina's Carlini research base in Antarctica. But scientists who have worked here for deca ...

Speak up for Southern African leopards

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All leopards are at risk of extinction because of habitat and prey loss, poaching, human conflict and trophy hunting -- but n ...

Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years

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The majority of the world’s primates are in deep trouble. There are as few as 20 or 30 Hainan gibbons left in China, and the ...

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State officials are considering opening up California's rivers to a reckless form of river mining known as suction dredging. ...

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